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Pharmacology: Landmines in Rehabilitation

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   4
Registration Fee:   $116

At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to Demonstrate an understanding of the etiology of drug names, routes of drug administration and the physiology of drug absorption and elimination. Identify four factors that affect drug distribution and eight factors that affect normal drug reactions. Classify controlled substances based on their abuse potential. Categorize antibiotics and medications for pain, diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions based on their uses, mechanism of action and side effects that affect patient’s participation in a rehab program. Demonstrate awareness of the possible side effects of antivirals and antifungals which may interfere with patient’s rehab performance. List at least two muscle relaxers and two drugs for arthritis and osteoporosis with their complications Identify the rehab concerns with use of common antidepressants, anti-seizure drugs and drugs for Parkinnsons’ and Alzheimers’ Demonstrate knowledge of uses and side effects of four common nutritional supplements. List the steps involved in assessment of medication effects in rehab programs and five pharmacological geriatric issues. Identify the principles of iontophoresis and potential interactions of drugs with four common physical agents used in rehabilitation.

Target Audience
Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers.

This video based continuing education course increases clinicians comfort level with working around medication effects by presenting key information on pharmacology with many case studies from different practice settings. Chad will lecture on commonly encountered pharmacologics in rehab settings, including pain and cardiac medications, anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and anxiolytics (antianxiety drugs). Side effects that can affect rehabilitation through altered coordination, balance, cognition and swallowing are addressed, along with drug interaction risks.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM